[pawr-chuh-luh-key-shuh s, pohr-]
belonging to the Portulacaceae, the purslane family of plants.
Compare purslane family.
Origin of portulacaceous
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of, relating to, or belonging to the Portulacaceae, a cosmopolitan family of mainly fleshy-leaved flowering plants common in the US
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